Friday, August 10, 2007

M is for Mange Tout Stir fry

As crudites, Freddie was unimpressed with mange tout. It was more a case of Mange Rien. So our next attempt was to make a stir fry. These make perfect family meals for a number of reasons. They smell fantastic as they cook, increasing appetite and hopefully putting the children in a good frame of mind. They are crunchy, which seems to be a texture that our resident fussy eater enjoys. And they are quick to make which is good for me as I often cook after a long day at work.
He who hates peas had not rumbled that a mange tout is in fact a pea pod. Alex nearly spilled the beans (or rather peas) but not before Freddie had eaten quite a few. He scored this 8 out of 10.
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Mange Tout Noodle Stir fry.
200g mange tout,
125g baby corn,
250g dried noodles
3 tbsp sunflower oil
250g frozen prawns, defrosted
2 cloves of chopped garlic
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp sesame seeds
Thoroughly defrost the prawns and drain off water.
Wash and dry baby corn and mange tout. Cut the mange tout into strips and the baby corn into bite-size pieces.
Cook the dried noodles according to the pack. Don’t overcook them. Drain and keep in their pan whilst you quickly stir fry the rest of the ingredients. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the defrosted prawns and garlic and stir fry for 2 minutes. Make sure garlic does not burn. Add the mange tout and baby corn, stir fry for three minutes. Add the sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce to the mange tout, prawns and baby corn. Add the noodles and toss everything together until it is hot. Serve with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.


  1. That looks lovely and very lite and summery!!! Think that is going into the must try pile.

  2. That seems quite yummy!!! I love your blog! Happy veggies! :)

  3. I'd score this a 10 out of 10!!!!Sounds like a delicious pasta dish!!! Thanks very much for visiting my site. In answer to your question about buttermilk?? When I make buttermilk pancakes and I haven't any on hand, I take my cup of milk and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes. This is one of those things you learn in cooking that you can't remember where you discovered it; you just know it works.

  4. Hi Charlotte! You popped over to my site and I thought I would swing by yours! What a neat blog! I gotta hand it to Freddie for trying all of these dishes! Too fun! Also your photos are lovely! I will be back!

  5. I so agree about stirfries being great family food! This looks delicious, Charlotte.

  6. I tried this recipe last night and it was just delicious I will certainly be doing this again. It will make an excellent starter at a dinner party.
    Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Nice Matters Award.

  7. Farming Friends - thank you for that - much appreciated!


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